Th Great Arete*** E5 6a

Rockfax Description
A stunning and totally mind-blowing line taking the groove in the steep arete. Start as for The Groove.
1) and 2) As for The Groove.
3) 6a, 40m. Move left and go up to a peg. Go up again and slightly left to a hole. Some scary bridging up the groove leads to the first overhang. Move right around this into a crack, peg. Carry on up the still-sustained groove on the right past another roof and go up to a peg. Climb the tapering groove to where you can move right to good holds where the angle relents. Head up for a few more metres to a sorry collection of pegs and traverse right to a better belay.
4) 4c, 22m. Move back left to the arete and follow it in a splendid position to the belay below the crevasse on The Groove.
5) 4a, 40m. As for The Groove. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, UK Lonely Leads.

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This climb is in 9 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

jamesturnbull - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with will sim

soph - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Lee Cooper

I tend to agree with the E5 grade in the ground up guide, pretty bold in the first half, and pretty sustained. Absolutely awesome route though!
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Konrad Doyle

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/97

phardman - AltLd - 04/Aug/96 with Jon Bibby

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/83

Mike Owen - 05/Jul/83 with Steve Foxley

Hidden - Lead - 1983

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Mike Goldthorp, Ewan Brown, datoon
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